A cookie is a text-only piece of information that a website transfers to the cookie store of the browser on your device so that the website can remember who you are.
Cookies may be set by the website you are visiting ('first party cookies') or they may be set by other websites who provide content on the page you are viewing ('third party cookies').
What's in a cookie?
A cookie is a simple text file that is stored on your device by a website, and only that website will be able to retrieve or read the contents of that cookie.
Each cookie is unique to your web browser. It will typically contain the name of the site from which the cookie has come, the 'lifetime' of the cookie, and a value, usually a randomly generated unique number. It allows a website to remember things like your preferences or what's in your shopping basket.
Cookies enable us to remember your device, or you when you have logged in. When you visit our website we send you cookies which may be used in the following ways:
- To remember that you have logged in or that you have added items to your shopping basket, and to personalise the pages that you view based on this information.
- To compile anonymous, aggregated statistics that allow us to understand how users use our site and to help us improve the structure of our website. We cannot identify you personally in this way.
Two types of cookies may be used on this website: session cookies, which are temporary cookies that are retained by your browser until you close it, and persistent cookies, which remain in the cookie store of your browser between successive visits to the site.
Details of the exact cookies our website uses are available in the table below.
How can I control cookies?
You can choose whether to accept cookies that are set by Glasgow Science Centre through your browser's cookie settings. More information on what this entails is available from the Information Commissioner's Office.
Most of our site will work without cookies, but you will lose some of the interactive features and functionality of our site if you choose to disable cookies, notably those related to logging in and purchasing tickets.